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By Laura Van Wert
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Brentwood Borough Council has an open position after Councilman David Wenzel submitted a letter of resignation to George Zboyovsky, borough manager on Jan. 28.

Wenzel said he is resigning for “personal reasons.” He served as borough council president.

Borough council has 30 days from Jan. 29 to appoint a Brentwood resident to the position.

New website

Brentwood Borough has a new website.

George Zboyovksy, borough manager, and Eric Peccon, assistant code enforcement officer, showed borough council the new website at the group's Jan. 22 business meeting. It took about six months and $3,200 to create the website, which includes a new user-friendly template with images of the borough, public documents, a calendar of community events, updates and messages from the administration, as well as a promotional page about Brentwood.

“It's something I'm pretty proud of,” Peccon said. “It's going to be a perpetual work in progress.”

Councilman Rich Schubert said he likes the new website.

“I think it looks great,” Schubert said. “It looks like it's easier to navigate.”

The website is http://www.brentwoodboro.com.

Other business

Brentwood borough council voted on or discussed the following items at the Jan. 22 meeting.

• Plans to construct a new municipal facility or renovate the current Brownsville Road structure will be re-evaluated during the next few months.

Borough council unanimously approved requesting statements of qualifications from architectural firms to look at current structure. The group isn't happy with the estimated cost, around $10 million, given to them by Architectural Innovations, a firm hired by the borough to construct plans for a new municipal building.

Council wants to see how costs for the project can be cut.

Two years ago, borough council received a report from Architectural Innovations that stated that the municipal building is nearing the point where it is unsafe for occupation.

• Borough council approved, in a 6-1 vote, to reappoint Thomas Ayoob as borough solicitor for 2013. Councilman Pasquale “Pat” Carnevale was the lone dissenter.

• Borough council unanimously approved reappointing Gateway Engineers as the borough engineer for 2013.

• Borough council unanimously approved reappointing R.L. Kimball as the borough transportation engineer for 2013.

• Brentwood officials are looking for candidates to fill an assistant director of public works position.

• Brentwood officials are seeking candidates to fill a part-time recreation director position.

• There will be a structural investigation of the existing Brentwood Park stadium bleachers, the supports and railings.

Borough council unanimously approved Gateway Engineers to conduct the structural investigation for no more than $12,000, to determine the safety of the bleachers.

• Mayor Kenneth Lockhart will retire from his position at the end of 2013. Lockhart is in his 12th year as mayor of Brentwood.

Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at lvanwert@tribweb.com.

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